Mussoorie

Mussoorie

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Mussoorie with its green hills & varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill resort and a fabulous honeymoon spot. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalyan snow ranges to the northeast, & glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur & Haridwar to the South, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site & laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life.
 
                              
 
Lal Tibba. A scenic 5 km uphill walk from Picture Palace to the highest point in Mussoorie. Passes through Landour Bazaar.Old light house is the nice thing to see there  edit Kempty Falls - about 15 km from Mussoorie, this now over-built spot is a popular tourist destination. Catch a taxi or a bus from the Library stand. Lake Mist - on the way to Kempty falls 10kms from Mussoorie Lake Mist a nice view is available from this place.
 
 
The Kempty Waterfall
Happy Valley - a couple kilometers from the Library end of the Mall, Happy Valley is a 5,000 strong Tibetan settlement. This is a beautiful spot for a short hike. Taxis and possibly bicycle rickshaws ply this route.Dhanaulti - about 28 kms from Mussoorie, this spot is a quiet forest area converted into two Eco parks by the government. Dont miss the forest trails (one inside the Eco Park 2 and the other just outside it). Catch a taxi (approx Rs 1320) from the Library stand.
 
                     
 
Misty Eco Park 1
Himalayan Weavers[2], Tel.09682601951- An interesting place on the way to Dhanaulti is Himalayan Weavers which uses natural dyes to produce hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves and throws of wool, eri silk and pashmina. They have a shop 8 KMs from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road. They produce high quality hand-made products, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region. They also have a shop in Rajpur village in Dehradun (0135-2733113)Jawahar Aquarium on mall road, very nice collection of fishes.Entry ticket Rs 25/- only.One can enjoy the trolley ride to GUN HILL to view the spelendid view of all the city and ice capped himalaya. Trolley charge is Rs 55/- for up and down.lots of photographer with the traditional dress are available thereJhari Pani FallsIt is 5kms away from the library bus stand. From Dehradun to Mussoorie, for Jharipani one has to take a right turn 11kms before Mussoorie. Motorable roads are nicely made by govt. to reach the falls from main road. It's a 2-km trek.
 
         
 
Company Garden - Its a Govt. initiative, a man made beautiful park with artificial falls and fun rides. From Gun Hill Point rickshaws are available. It costs 120/- per person to-n-fro and the rate is fixed.Bhatta falls - on the way back to Dehradun from Mussoorie nice option to have a look at Bhatta Falls. 2-km trek, 3kms away from Mussoorie. Mussoorie Lake is also another option to relax on the same route. Boating is available there Tibetian Buddhist Temple - Also known as Shedup Choepelling temple and is located on the Happy Valley road close to the IAS Academy. The temple can be visited between 7 am to 5 pm. Mussoorie was the Dalai Lama’s first place of refuge when he fled Tibet, before he was granted land in Dharamshala by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
 
Everest House and Point - Visit the former residence of famous surveyor "George Everest". Although the building is abandoned and in a really bad shape it's worth a visit for the nice views (on clear days). Just behind the house a trek goes up to the Everest Point. To reach the house you have to start at Ghandi Chowk following up the road. Some signs point to a place called "Everest Point Restaurant". That's the right way. From there it's another 30 minutes to reach the house. The trek to the top of Everest Point takes another 1/2 hour. From Mussoorie to Everest house it takes at least 1,5 to 2 hours and it's almost all the way paved road. Unfortunately, there is no public transport available. If you get lost on the way try to ask for "George Everest" or "Everest House" or "Everest Point" and make sure the people don't send you to the next "Resthouse"
 
                                  
 
Mussoorie is one of the many hill stations in India. It is called the queen of hill stations. It has many beauty spots. Next day, after breakfast, we went to see the town. We visited Kulri, Library and Landour markets. They were all crowded with tourists from different parts of the country. People were making all sorts of purchases.After lunch we went for a walk along the Mall and the Camel Back Road. We enjoyed the scenery around us very much. These places are worth a visit. The skating hall, a place of fashion and colour is also worth seeing. We saw the Kempty Fall and had a view of the snowcapped mountain.
 
Climate in Mussoories is very healthy. It is a beautiful summer resort. The mountain slopes are covered with tall, green trees which present a charming sight at sunset and look very grand. The morning and evening hours are also very pleasant. A cool breeze sets up and refreshes the mind. It makes one forget the oppressive heat of the plains.I felt happy being so close to Mother Nature. The bright multi-coloured flowers, the clouds sailing across the sky and the snow-covered peaks of the high mountains in the distance filled my heart with joy.We stayed there for a fortnight. I returned to Delhi reluctantly. The memory of my visit to Mussoorie is still fresh in my mind.

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